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Old 12-28-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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App for managing college notes?

Ok, so i know this is going to be a bit vague, but im looking for an app to help me manage my notes at college. At the moment im just using written notes, and ive tried to learn tex, but i found it too frustrating for normal use.

i think the ideal solution would be something like a frontend for openoffice that lets you put more than one type of media (like text, spreadsheets and diagrams) into one file, while allowing you to set bookmarks, add chapters and so on.

i know this will be an 'interesting' one, but can anyone help?
Old 12-28-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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OOo Writer already has this feature:

Insert | Object | OLE Object, then choose spreadsheet, drawing etc.

Does this answer your question?
Old 12-28-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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no, not really

im more after the management side of things - instead of having one file id rather have a stack of files that are indexed together... kind of like a wiki
Old 12-28-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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I am not sure if it will fulfill all your requirements but BasKet is the program I am using
although it saves spread sheets as images (I did not try anything else yet) it integrates nicely with Kontact
Old 12-28-2007, 04:14 PM   #5
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Oh, I see what you mean. You could try some of the source managing packages that are around, such as CVS, subversion, git etc. or if you want a wiki, why not try MoinMoin?

Personally, I just have an array of folders for stuff like that.
Old 12-29-2007, 07:24 AM   #6
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Master Documents

Have you tried the "Master Document" feature of OO? You print the master doc and all the OO docs linked print in order. It is designed for book writers and does what you need.

see the wiki
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Please take a look at tomboy
A desktop note taking program using Wiki style links
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application which is simple and easy to use. It lets you organise your notes intelligently by allowing you to easily link ideas together with Wiki style interconnects.


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